Tulum is one of Mexico’s coolest beach towns, where brightly-colored posadas line powder-white beaches and boho-chic cafes look out upon the Caribbean Sea. A trip to this seaside town takes you back to simpler times. A time when people rode around on bicycles and when only candles and starlight lit up the night. Tulum’s charming ruggedness and unshakeable eco-centric lifestyle is what continues to make it one of the best, untouched beach spots of today.

    Spend your days relaxing on pristine beaches found all along the Boca Paila – Playa Paraíso being the most popular of Tulum’s beaches for its long stretches of sand and calm tides. Mixleisure and history with a visit to the cliff-top Tulum Ruins – an interesting display of Tulum as a pre-Columbian Mayan city. Don’t leave Tulum without reveling in all its natural wonder –explore its magical cenotes and experience the Mexican wilderness at Sian Ka’an Biosphere.

    What to see & do in Tulum

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    Things to do in Tulum are plentiful, whether you're looking for Mayan archaeology, endless beaches, cenote swimming, historic sites, or any other kind of fun and adventure. You can dive into the cool waters of Cenote Calavera or Gran Cenote and go snorkeling in a natural limestone sinkhole. At Paradise Beach, you'll enjoy soft, white sands, turquoise waters, and tons of seafood restaurants. Tulum also offers plenty of shopping in... Read more

    Where & what to eat in Tulum

    • 10 Places Where Locals Love to Eat in Tulum

      Tulum restaurants showcase some of the best that this historic city along Mexico's Yucatan has to offer. Whether you're looking to get a taste of authenticity or play it safe to keep your picky eater kids happy, you won't have to look far to find something delicious here. To truly immerse yourself in the city and its culture, you'll want...

    Where to shop & what to buy in Tulum

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Tulum

      Tulum is known for its diverse and vibrant shopping opportunities as much as its beaches and archaeological sites. You can find a range of arts and crafts, gifts, and authentic artisan goods in malls, bazaars, and boutiques throughout the town. Whether you’re looking for inexpensive and quirky souvenirs, designer clothing, local artwork, or a range of shopping options, you can...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Tulum

    Nightlife in Tulum is vibrant and active, a true party atmosphere, but you can also find calm and refined cocktail bars where you can sip drinks crafted by expert mixologists. Where to go depends on the night of the week. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, head for Pueblo. On Thursdays and Fridays, the Middle Beach Zone is the place to be. Saturdays check out Beach Town, and on Sundays hit up... Read more

    Useful information

    • Tulum Travel Essentials

      Our Tulum Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help planning your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Mexico. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I need...

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